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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. badly: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. badly: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. badly: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. badly: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. badly: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. badly: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Badly, badly: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. badly: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. badly: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. badly: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. badly: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. badly: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Badly, badly: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. badly: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. badly: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Badly: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. badly: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  18. badly: Rhymezone [home, info]
  19. badly: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  20. badly: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  21. badly: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  22. badly: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  23. badly: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  24. badly: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  25. badly: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  26. Badly: UVic Writer's Guide [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. badly: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. badly: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. badly: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. badly: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (badly)

adverb:  with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display ("They took their defeat badly")
adverb:  in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage ("The venture turned out badly for the investors")
adverb:  without skill or in a displeasing manner ("She writes badly")
adverb:  to a severe or serious degree ("Fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated")
adverb:  very much; strongly ("I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it")
adverb:  with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly') ("The injury hurt badly")
adverb:  in a disobedient or naughty way ("He behaved badly in school")
adverb:  evilly or wickedly ("Treated his parents badly")
adverb:  (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well ("The car runs badly")
adverb:  unfavorably or with disapproval ("Thought badly of him for his lack of concern")

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Words similar to badly:   bad, disadvantageously, gravely, ill, mischievously, naughtily, poorly, seriously, severely, worse, worst, ineptly, mis-, more...

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